Drummer and songwriter whose career spanned four decades and who co-founded the psychedelic rock group, Traffic.
He met his future bandmate Dave Mason while apprenticing at a Worcester factory when he was sixteen years old.
He and Traffic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His father was a music teacher who first gave him piano and singing lessons.
He and his early band, The Hellions, performed with Jimi Hendrix when Hendrix was still an unknown.